After a perfect Monday for the Argentines in New York, with victories for Diego Schwartzman, Facundo Bagnis, Guido Pella and Marco Trungelliti, three other national rackets will debut this Tuesday at the US Open. Nadia Podoroska, Federico Delbonis and Federico Coria will seek to extend the great start of light blue and white tennis in the last Grand Slam of the season, which is played in the complex of Flushing Meadows and distributes $ 57,500,000 in prizes.
The first to jump onto the pitch will be Delbonis, 47th in the ranking, who will face the Canadian Denis Shapovalov, seventh favorite of the contest. The game – the first they will play between them – is scheduled for the third shift at the Louis Armstrong Stadium, around 4:00 pm in our country, and will be televised on ESPN2.
The 30-year-old Azulean, with a very good season, did not start the North American hard court tour well and has just lost in the first round of Cincinnati against the Italian Jannik Sinner and in Winston Salem’s ATP debut against the American Marcos Giron. Although Shapovalov, tenth in the ranking, also had a difficult start on this tour: he did not win a game in Toronto or in Cincinnati.
The winner of that duel will meet in the next instance with the winner of the clash between the Spanish Roberto Carballes Baena (95th) and the American Tommy paul (54 °).
Coria has a complicated commitment against Gael Monfils. Photo Grant Halverson / Getty Images / AFP
Coria, 62nd in the world rankings, will have a complicated commitment against Gael monfils, number 20 in the world, in a duel that will start around 4.30 in Argentina (third turn of court 17) and will be seen on ESPN3.
The Rosario returned to the courts last week (second round loss at Winston Salem) after his participation in the Tokyo Olympics. And the Frenchman, although far from his best version, is gradually recovering his level and arrives with more games: he reached the fourth in Toronto and the eighth in Cincinnati.
In the second round, Coria could meet the American Steve Johnson (87 °) or German Maximilian martener (212 °).
Finally, Podoroska, the only Argentine in the women’s team, will collide with the Belgian Greet minnen, 104th in the ranking, in the fourth turn of court 14, around 6.30 pm and also on ESPN3.
Rosario, 37th in the world, comes from stringing together regular performances on the American concrete courts. He fell in the second round at the Montreal WTA1000, in his debut in Cincinnati and in his second appearance in Cleveland last week.
Podoroska faces Belgian Minnen, who entered as a lucky loser. Photo Matthew Stockman / Getty Images / AFP
In New York he had to face the Latvian in the first round Jelena Ostapenko, 30th in the ranking and 2017 Roland Garros champion, who was dropped at the last minute due to injury. Thus, the Peque will now play with Minnen, who entered as a lucky loser after losing in the last round of qualifying.
If it advances, it would have an accessible crossing in the second instance – the Russian Liudmila Samsonova (52nd) or the British Katie boulter (190th) -, but in the third he would cross the Canadian Bianca Andreescu, sixth favorite and winner of the title in the North American “great” in 2019.
On Monday, on the first day of competition, there was a perfect record for the Argentines. Diego Schwartzman (11th favorite) beat Lithuanian 7-5, 6-3 and 6-3 Ricardas Berankis; Facundo Bagnis, for a triple 6-3 to the Japanese Taro daniel; Marco Trungelliti, Coming from the classification, he surprised with a victory by 5-7, 6-3, 7-5, 6-7 (3-7) and 6-4 to the Spanish Alejandro Davidovich Fokina (33rd in the world); and Guido Pella won the Serbian Filip Krajinovic (38 °) by 6-7 (2-7), 6-3, 6-2, 6-2.
Djokovic starts his way to the Grand Slam
The highlight of the day will be the presentation of Novak Djokovic, world number one and top candidate for the title, who will seek to take his first step towards his 21st “big” title and the Grand Slam calendar.
Novak Djokovic begins his way to his 21st Grand Slam. Photo Sarah Stier / Getty Images / AFP
The Serbian, who this season has already won in Australia, Roland Garros and Wimbledon, will face the Danish youth in the opening of the Arthur Ashe night session (not before 20, on ESPN2) Holger Rune, 18 years old, 145th in the ranking and emerged from the qualy.
Nole, who seeks to surpass the record he shares today with Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal (absent at Flushing Meadows) and become the maximum winner of Majors in history, assured that he feels very confident with his chances of lifting the trophy.
“I know the great opportunity I have here, where historically I have played very well over the years (NdR: Won in 2011, 2015 and 2018). I am very inspired and motivated to play my best tennis. I think I will have more chances in my life to win Slams, but I don’t know if I will have another for ‘the Grand Slam’. Today I have this chance and I will try to take advantage of it, “he said.
In other highlights of the day, Alexander Zverev (4th seed and one of Djokovic’s biggest threats in the tournament) will face the American Sam querrey and the australian Ashley barty (top candidate among women) will collide with the Russian Vera Zvonareva.